Protect The Things You Love

The Cowpasture River Preservation Association (CRPA) was created in 1972 for the expressed purpose of preserving the Cowpasture River and its tributaries. In its March 2016 meeting, the CRPA Board of Directors noted that the Association has conscientiously tracked the progress of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline application before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and before the U. S. Forest Service for somewhat over 21 months. In that time frame, the Cowpasture River Preservation Association has contributed to the greater public dialogue with science-based analyses of the threats posed by the construction of a 42” in diameter natural gas pipeline in two areas of critical concern – i.e., the erosion of soil, debris and rock in rugged mountainous terrain, and the threats to surface and ground water quality in karst topography. Both water quality issues devolve from the essence of our corporate charter and represent the vital concerns of our membership who are primarily riparian landowners.






Pipeline coverage in the media.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 8, 2017 - Buppert and Sanner column: Construction of Atlantic Coast Pipeline will destroy lands, endanger state's waters

Downstream Technologies, August 18, 2016 - Guidance for Monitoring Effects of Gas Pipeline Development on Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies

North River Ranger District George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, February 11, 2016 - Wallace and Marshall Prescribed Burn Proposal – Public Notice Response

MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show, January 27, 2015 - Another Day, Another Pipeline Explosion